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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Derek Jeter, Andrew McCutchen do the ice bucket challenge

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

    Ice Bucket

    In addition to raising awareness of a good cause, Jeter’s challenge raised awareness of CC Sabathia’s actual existence.

  2. A.J. Burnett says he’ll probably retire after this year

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

    AJ Burnett

    And if he does, he’ll leave $12.75 million on the table.

  3. Curt Schilling reveals that he was diagnosed with mouth cancer, blames smokeless tobacco

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:43 AM EDT

    Schilling

    Another star player reminds us of the dangers of smokeless tobacco use.

  4. Clown shoes in Chicago: the Cubs grounds crew couldn’t get the tarp on the field

    Aug 20, 2014, 7:19 AM EDT

    Wrigley Tarp

    And the Giants — in a playoff race — aren’t happy that they lost a shortened game as a result.

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Bases loaded walk

    A bases-loaded walk helped the Tigers win a game. A walkoff plunking gave the Cardinals the win. And the crew in Chicago couldn’t get a tarp on the field. Can anyone around here play this game anymore?

  6. Yoenis Cespedes to the Oakland A’s: “I hope you win it all”

    Aug 19, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Cespedes said he almost cried when he found out he was traded. But he wishes everyone the best.

  7. HBT Daily: They’ve dropped six straight, but the Pirates may be the Wild Card favorites

    Aug 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    The silly NL West wild card race may actually favor the team playing the worst baseball right now.

  8. The Indians sign Scott Atchison to a contract extension

    Aug 19, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers

    A small move for the Indians, but a nice move all the same.

  9. The Diamondbacks plan to bring back Kirk Gibson for some reason

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Kirk Gibson

    Other than underachieving, alienating certain players and ordering pitchers to throw at guys, Gibson has been fantastic.

  10. The NL Wild Card race: less-than-inspiring

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    B.J. Upton, Alan Porter

    But I suppose someone — two someones, actually — has to win this ugly thing.

  11. Happy Eddie Gaedel Day!

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Image (1) gaedel.jpg for post 5117

    Baseball used to be fun, darn it.

  12. Could bats with axe handles find their way to the big leagues soon?

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    axe

    Joe Jackson had Black Betty. Maybe some slugger will one day have “Lizzie Borden.”

  13. Losing coach in Little League World Series provides a winning postgame speech

    Aug 19, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

    Little League logo

    A little bit of video to restore a small part of your otherwise shaken faith in humanity on this Tuesday morning.

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals

    The Nats win the close ones. They win the not-so-close ones. They win the tame ones. And last night, they won a wild one.

  15. Josh Hamilton sits again

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    What’s wrong with the Angels’ left fielder?

  16. Judge grants preliminary injunction in the MASN-Nationals-Orioles dispute

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    Peter Angelos

    And after one inning, it’s Angelos 1, Lerners 0.

  17. The Red Sox call up Mookie Betts, option Jackie Bradley, Jr.

    Aug 18, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

    mookie betts getty

    Shuffling young prospects is the order of the day.

  18. HBT Daily: How did the Marlins get to .500?

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Jenna and I with out latest installment of “Hey, that team that used to be crappy isn’t crappy anymore” theater.

  19. The Nationals sign Nate Schierholtz to a minor league deal

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Nate Schierholtz

    The Nats get some depth as they gear up for the playoffs.

  20. Video: Myrtle Beach manager Joe Mikulik had a good old fashioned metldown yesterday

    Aug 18, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Video camera

    They don’t make managers like this anymore. That’s probably a good thing.

  21. Let’s speed up the pace of play. But let’s not be gimmicky about it. Let’s just enforce the rules.

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Rob Manfred has a problem to tackle. Thankfully, he already has the rules at his disposal to tackle it. Let’s see if he does.

  22. Mike Lupica to Matt Harvey: Grow up!

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    And quit thinking you’re all that. Even though we say you’re all that and hang on every little thing that you do.

  23. Of course you want to see a corn maze portraying Derek Jeter’s face

    Aug 18, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    derek jeter getty

    I mean really, what better do you have to do right now. Work?

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